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Tourist brochures are there to talk up a country's attractions. But when Brendan O'Brien went diving in the murky waters off Sri Lanka, he wondered whether he had gone to the right place"Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka. A guarded secret... a fascinating submarine wonderland of gorgeously coloured corals, tropical fish and submerged ship wrecks... in clear blue waters." So said the Sri Lankan Tourist Board's brochure, its front cover displaying a photograph of a diver examining a vast sponge and sea fan in crystal clear water. Dreaming of discovering an alternative to the nearby Maldives, I visited Sri Lanka with my partner, keen to experience its "submarine wonderland". more...